Rebel Motives and Mentalities: The Battle for New Ross, 5 June 1798

@article{Dunne1999RebelMA,
  title={Rebel Motives and Mentalities: The Battle for New Ross, 5 June 1798},
  author={Tom Dunne},
  journal={{\'E}ire-Ireland},
  year={1999},
  volume={34},
  pages={27 - 5}
}
  • T. Dunne
  • Published 1999
  • History
  • Éire-Ireland
was the 1798 rebellion in Wexford a matter of “insurgency” or of “revolution”? Or to put it another way: what was the motivation and mentality of the rank-and-file rebel? This remains the most important and the most difficult question concerning the rebellion and one that has received disappointingly little attention in recent work. This essay proposes one possible answer by focusing on the key and relatively well-defined group of rebels who captured briefly, then lost, the strategic town of… 

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